Archbishops Burke, Wuerl among new cardinals

VATICAN CITY  — Here is the list of the 24 cardinals-designate, in the order in which Pope Benedict XVI announced them Oct. 20:

— Italian Archbishop Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints Causes, a Salesian, 72. (DOB 6/8/1938)

— Coptic Patriarch Antonios Naguib of Alexandria, Egypt, 75. (DOB 3/7/1935)

— Guinean Archbishop Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, 65. (DOB 6/15/1945)

— Italian Archbishop Francesco Monterisi, archpriest of Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, 76. (DOB 5/28/1934)

— Italian Archbishop Fortunato Baldelli, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, 75. (DOB 8/6/1935)

— U.S. Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, head of Apostolic Signature, 62. (DOB 6/30/1948)

— Swiss Archbishop Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, 60. (DOB 3/15/1950)

— Italian Archbishop Paolo Sardi, pro-patron of Knights of Malta, 76. (DOB 9/1/1934)

— Italian Archbishop Mauro Piacenza, prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, 66. (DOB 9/15/1944)

— Italian Archbishop Velasio De Paolis, president of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See, a Scalabrinian, 75. (DOB 9/19/1935)

— Italian Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, 68. (DOB 10/18/1942)

— Zambian Archbishop Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, retired archbishop of Lusaka, 79. (DOB 9/24/1931)

— Ecuadorean Archbishop Raul Eduardo Vela Chiriboga, retired archbishop of Quito, 76. (DOB 1/1/1934)

— Congolese Archbishop Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kinshasa, 71. (DOB 10/7/1939)

— Italian Archbishop Paolo Romeo of Palermo, 72. (DOB 2/20/1938)

— U.S. Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, 69. (DOB 11/12/1940)

— Brazilian Archbishop Raymundo Damasceno Assis of Aparecida, 73. (DOB 2/15/1937)

— Polish Archbishop Kazimierz Nycz of Warsaw, 60. (DOB 2/1/1950)

— Sri Lankan Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don of Colombo, 62. (DOB 11/15/1947)

— German Archbishop Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, 57. (DOB 9/21/1953)

— Spanish Archbishop Jose Manuel Estepa Llaurens, former military ordinary of Spain, 84. (DOB 1/1/1926)

— Italian Bishop Elio Sgreccia, retired president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, 82. (DOB 6/6/1928)

— German Msgr. Walter Brandmuller, retired president of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, 81. (DOB 1/26/1929)

— Italian Msgr. Domenico Bartolucci, retired director of the Sistine Chapel Choir, 93. (DOB 5/7/1917) 

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5 Responses to Archbishops Burke, Wuerl among new cardinals

  1. Russell says:

    Just as he did when he overlooked the growth of the Archdiocese of Atlanta and did not elevate Archbishop Gregory to cardinal while doing so for Archbishop DiNardo, the Pope has indeed erred in not elevating Archbishop Dolan of New York. I think it is a slap in the face to the people of the Archdiocese and province of New York. I think there will be some major withholding of financial support for the Pope due to this insult.

  2. Jim says:

    The cardinal designates are a wonderful choice considering the challenges we face in terms of abortion, research which destroys human embryos and harvests tissues from aborted babies. Add to that the promotion of same sex marriage, an agenda to advance assisted suicide and euthanasia while supressing the conscience rights of health care workers we have quite a challange in front of us. Cardinal designate Burke rightly pointed to many of these issues as “a culture of death” and challanged those who promote that agenda directly. We need someone like that in the role of Cardinal.

  3. nambaziira says:

    It is a fruitful harvest to the Catholic Church. The Holy Spirit blows where he wants and God does things as he wishes. We pray for the chosen leaders for the wisdom. Sr. Max

  4. AML says:


    Cardinal Egan is still under eighty. So, if there were a conclave tomorrow, then NYC would have two votes in the conclave. This would go against precedence. Once Egan turns eighty, the Pope will almost certainly make Dolan a cardinal. It also wouldn’t surprise me if Gregory gets a red hat down the road at some point in time.


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